A Long Weekend in Capri

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  • Capri

  • Italy

  • Luxury Travel

  • Family Travel

  • Wellness Travel

  • Nature Escapes

  • Honeymoons

  • Couples Travel

  • Beach Town

  • Insta-Worthy

  • Sightseeing

blue waters off an island with rock formations in the water and dotted with boats
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Take one look at Capri and you will fall head over heels in love. Off the coast of Amalfi and the gulf of Naples, and known for its high end shopping, there is much more to this island that is begging to be experienced. With its towns perched on impressive cliffs looking down onto turquoise waters, Capri is one of the most stunning places I have ever been. It is a perfect destination to combine soaking in the beauty of nature all with a Limoncello Spritz in your hand.

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Hotel Punta Tragara

Luxury dreamland perched on the cliffs in Capri for a romantic escape.

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Capri Palace Jumeirah

Spa hotel with original art and airy rooms.

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Hotel Villa Brunella

Elegant seasonal property with bright rooms that overlook the Marina Piccola.

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Day 1: Arrive in Capri

boats in an island's harbor with colorful buildings along the water

Take a ferry from Naples or Sorrento and arrive around lunch. Check into your hotel then head into the town's square to grab a bite to eat while taking in all of the shops - treat yourself while you're at it! If you're like me, you're probably dying to head back to the hotel to take a nap in a lounge chair by the pool. After a relaxing afternoon, head back into the city center for dinner. I recommend making reservations in advanced as there are some spectacular views from restaurants that you do not want to miss out on.

Day 2: Boat tour

rock formation in the water ahead of the bow of a white wooden boat

Spend a weekend on an island and not go on a boat? I think not. I think the best way to enjoy the island is by boat. Whether it's being with your private group or with a tour, you cannot miss out on seeing the coastline from afar, boating through the famous Faraglioni (the picturesque rock giants right off the coast), and finding private coves to cannonball into. This could be a day you boat over to go into the Blue Grotto - a beautiful little cave where the water lights up bright turquoise from the sunlight shining underneath. I have been inside this cave three times and it never gets old! If possible, have your boat drop you off in Marina Piccola and have a swim around this area... it is breathtaking.

Day 3: Anacapri

the tip of a green island in the vast ocean on a clear day

The Island of Capri has two main cities - Capri and Anacapri. Capri is on east, while Anacapri is to the west. Take a taxi from Capri to Anacapri (all the taxis are convertibles and easily connect both towns for a flat rate and get you there in about 15-20 minutes). You can start parousing all the lemon themed shops, but then make your way to the chairlift. Individual seats will quickly lift you up and bring you to the top of Mount Solaris, where you can see views of the whole island. Head back down and spend the afternoon eating and shopping in Anacapri.

Day 4: Beach club

aerial view of an island coast with bright blue waters spotted by white boats

If you have another day, a beach club is a must. If you're are feeling a little bounce, I highly recommend La Fontelina, but I have also heard great things about Da Luigi Ai Faraglioni. If you make a reservation for lunch, you can arrive in the morning to grab your chairs for the day. There are also some lidos by Marina Piccola and Marina Grande. If you are looking for sandy white beaches, Capri is not the place for you. But I can assure you that you will not be disappointed with everything that Capri has to offer.

Day 5: Off to Amalfi

island with rocky mountains and many buildings

On your last day, my suggestion is that you grab a ferry to Positano and spend the next few days exploring the Amalfi Coast (another place that has stolen my heart).

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